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Below you will find the definition of idyllic, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene
EXAMPLES - Idyllic in a Sentence
- "idyllic" picture of the _innocent_ shepherd boy and girl. (source)
- These friends are allergic to work, preferring to live in idyllic poverty. (source)
- Besides information on county services, the flier also included words like "idyllic" and (source)
- Here at Mentone there is none of this; the idyllic is the true note, and Theocritus is still alive. (source)
- Greenway was as lovely as Christie remembered, and her husband Max Mallowan thought the setting 'idyllic'. (source)
- Bart says he had an "idyllic" childhood, but added that he always felt that there was something wrong with him. (source)
- "idyllic" world you seem to pursue will never happen, unless you are also an advocate of total government control. (source)
- He claims he began smoking cannabis after his "idyllic" childhood was "shattered by fights, reality and talk of my parents separating. (source)
- A night in Georgetown to sample some of the street fare then off to Batu Ferringhi, not what we'd call idyllic, but a beach nonetheless. (source)
- Two years of the experimental and "idyllic" life, ran rapidly away, and the Community had gained something of position and name in the outward world. (source)
- Lu says many of the Chinese artists she selected come from the Wu School of painters, which shaped the idea of idyllic Chinese painting we know today. (source)
- Lu says many of the Chinese artists she selected come from the Wu School of painters, which "shaped the idea of idyllic Chinese painting we know today." (source)
- Hidden in idyllic isolation, the haciendas of Old Mexico have long struck a romantic chord with their rich mix of myth, history, and impressive architecture. (source)
- Gwynedd, she says she had an "idyllic" childhood, attending the local primary school before going on to the prestigious Howells School in Denbigh at the age of 11. (source)
- A Danish study found that migrants were shocked by Britain's poor housing and dirty streets, but still clung to an "idyllic" vision of English freedom "even after arriving." (source)
- The word "idyllic" is employed so many times, even for scenes of relatively ordinary satisfaction at the seaside or in the countryside, that after a while I stopped circling it. (source)
- Firefighters were able to save about 120 of the homes in the park that residents described as idyllic for its mountain scenery, swimming pool, tennis courts and community spirit. (source)
- "Don't let the name fool you," warn the advertisements for Happy Town, a new drama premiering tonight on ABC about creepy goings-on in Haplin, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern town. (source)
- Capper sites milk production as an example; today's modern production practices often seem to have a higher environmental impact than the "idyllic" management practices of the 1940s. (source)
- At the time, she and her husband and children, as well as her parents, were given the chance to stay in someone else's house -- an "idyllic" lakefront cottage, she recalls -- for free. (source)
- And while she may downplay the so-called idyllic nature of the days in the canyon, King makes it clear that she doesn't underestimate the importance of the music that came out of that era. (source)
- Kathy Barrett, a 72-year-old widow from Vermont, recalls her idyllic marriage to Bob: "On most major issues, we thought alike, and if it was minor issues, we didn't bother arguing," she says. (source)
- Anne and Leslie read the manuscript and criticise it; and the concluding chapter of the book, which the critics, later on, were pleased to call idyllic, was modelled upon a suggestion of Leslie's. (source)
- He sold his firm a little over two years ago, retiring with wife Mary to the country near picturesque Claremont, Ont. It was the kind of idyllic life that financial firms promise you in glossy ads. (source)
- This weekend Angelenos can frolic freely in idyllic Barnsdall Park while experiencing the visual bounty of over a half dozen local art galleries and 80 artists at the second annual Beyond Eden Art Fair. (source)
- Firefighters were able to save about 120 homes, but many were badly damaged in the park that residents described as idyllic for its mountain scenery, swimming pool and tennis courts and community spirit. (source)
- He let me read the manuscript and criticize it; and the concluding chapter of the book, which the critics later on were pleased to call idyllic, was modelled after my suggestions, so that I felt as if I had (source)
- It is not a bad "turn over of the leaf" from this, the strongest, and in the best sense most faultless, of George Sand's novels of analysis, to the "idyllic" group of her later middle and later period -- the (source)
- The soft-focus prose of the travel writer ( "Wild fruits hang from the branches, waiting to be plucked") transports us to a lush South Sea island where a "modern day Robinson Crusoe" lives in idyllic retirement. (source)
- Nevertheless, it's been more than 50 years since those racially caricatured crows taught Dumbo how to fly and a little less than that since the NAACP criticized "Song of the South" for its "idyllic" view of slavery. (source)
- But the Greek poets who first invented the poetry called idyllic did not attempt the heroic works of imagination at all; they only endeavoured to make perfectly true pictures of the common life of peasants in the country. (source)
- His peculiar talent consisted in feeling and giving naive expression to the joy of life, the charm of the world around him, the beauty of elegant and rural customs, and all that is now called "idyllic", but as it appeared to (source)
- Wall C is given up to a display by Charles Walter Stetson, which shows, more strongly than any other in the American section, that tendency to the decorative and the idyllic which is to be noted as so strong in recent painting. (source)
- In 1983 the U.S. EPA declared the 140-acre wood treatment facility located in the heart of an idyllic, lush and pastoral community to be chemically contaminated and designated the Cabot-Koppers industrial complex as a Superfund site. (source)
- A dull, garrulous husband, boring people with stories of which they were sick; a childish little wife, trying to make the best of things, and laughing over the stale old jokes; this is what may be called the idyllic moment in the wedded life of Charles Edward and Louise. (source)
- After several harrowing years of daily commutes between her home in idyllic Ajijic and bustling Guadalajara, where she worked in international relations and promotions for the University of Guadalajara, she has recently returned to freelance work (writing, editing, research, translation, public relations) which keeps her more relaxed and closer to home. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "idyllic" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 15 synonyms for idyllic.
arcadian, bucolic, charming, comfortable, halcyon, heavenly, ideal, idealized, out-of-this-world, pastoral, peaceful, picturesque, pleasing, rustic, unspoiled
We have 5 antonyms for idyllic.
bad, disagreeble, flawed, imperfect, urban
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of idyllic from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Of or having the nature of an idyll.
- (adjective) Simple and carefree: an idyllic vacation in a seashore cottage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to idylls.
- (adjective) Extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque.
- (noun) An idyllic state or situation. (A substantive use of the adjective)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Of or belonging to idyls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Of or belonging to descriptive or pastoral poetry; having the form or sentiment of an idyl.
- (None) In sympathy with what is rural or pastoral; suitable for an idyl; fit to be related or described in an idyl: as, an idyllic custom; an idyllic experience.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) suggestive of an idyll; charmingly simple and serene
- (adjective) excellent and delightful in all respects